Outlook.com moving the PWA cheese again

Last month, I was surprised when the location of Quick Actions (mini toolbar for common operations) was moved from between From and Sender to the right edge of the window. Not seeing any way to remedy this, I disabled them.

What does June bring us? They’ve killed Next and Previous, Jim. If you don’t like the preview pane and prefer to read one message at a time, you can no longer use the mouse to navigate through the message list. They’ve removed the arrows which used to be at the top right of the pane. Took a stab at searching on the web for this and didn’t come up with anything promising but did find an interesting post in the Answers forum at Microsoft.com about the Quick Action change mentioned above. The Microsoft Agent/Moderator says: “I’ve consulted our internal team about this case and it appears that this is a feature change on the website(Outlook.com), but according to the source we have they are waiting for customer’s reactions and this is the best time for you to send a direct feedback through Outlook.com website.”

If this keeps up, we will indeed have One (terrible) Outlook.


Conversation 6 comments

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    28 June, 2022 - 7:58 pm

    <p>Bones!</p><p><br></p><p>What is it you want me to do about Next and Previous? They… gave their life for the mission! They. Must. Be. Honored!</p><p><br></p><p>BONES!</p><p><br></p><p>…</p><p><br></p><p>… SPOOOOOOOOCK!!</p>

  • goodbar

    Premium Member
    29 June, 2022 - 9:34 am

    <p>Feedback submitted! That was a jarring change for me as well, I used those arrows all the time.</p>

  • yoshi

    Premium Member
    29 June, 2022 - 10:28 am

    <p>Hmm, I don’t use preview pane but I still have the Previous and Next arrows. Wonder when/if they will be gone for me.</p>

  • arjay

    29 June, 2022 - 10:56 am

    <p>I cannot imagine how deleting Next and Previous can be considered an improvement.</p>

  • goodbar

    Premium Member
    29 June, 2022 - 4:41 pm

    <p>Not a fan of the ‘Ad’ that shows up like an unread email at the top of the inbox either…</p>

  • rob_segal

    Premium Member
    29 June, 2022 - 11:28 pm

    <p>One Outlook is a better consumer email app than Outlook. Windows lacks modern consumer email and calendar apps. It’s good that consumers have this app. MacOS has great options for email and calendar apps for consumers. Windows is really lacking in comparison. </p>


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